Veterans' Treatment in Oxnard
I would like to bring the benefits of my profession to you. If you are a veteran or active duty, I will gladly do whatever it takes to keep you ambulatory. Luckily, many veterans now have access to chiropractic care. Contact your primary VA physician and ask to be referred to me for a trial of chiropractic treatment; you will often be referred for an initial 12 chiropractic visits in Oxnard! When TriWest contacts you, ask for me, Dr. Kraft, and let them know that I’m also a veteran.
Treatment for Veterans - TriWest Chiropractor Oxnard
Doctors of chiropractic may treat outpatient veterans via the TriWest VA Choice Program. Veterans through the VA can receive Chiropractic annually. I am with the VA Choice Program. They can authorize 12 chiropractic visits per year, and sometimes more if medically necessary. To receive chiropractic treatment, a Veteran must schedule a consult with their PRIMARY DOCTOR/PROVIDER at the VA in West L.A., Sepulveda or Oxnard, and request chiropractic treatment.
Eventually, TriWest Health Care Alliance will call you to schedule your chiropractic appointment. They will initially try to send you to the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Chiropractic Clinic, which is about 55 miles, or 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, depending on the time of day and traffic, from Oxnard.
Because of the time and distance involved, request your chiropractic treatments through the Community Care Program (I am a provider) then ask for me, Dr. Garry Kraft, D.C., in Oxnard, CA. That’s the process!
Importantly, make sure you request your treatment at my present clinic: 917 W. 7th Street, Oxnard, CA 93030, (805) 483-2225. They still have my old clinic address on file and sometimes will try to send you there.
I see veterans with PTSD, neck, back and limb pain, arthritis, migraines, sciatica, widespread joint pain, post-surgical pain, and much more; most anything related to pain. We take extremely good care of our veterans and take into consideration your medical history with our provided treatment. But you must go through the procedure. It can be quick and painless.
About Doctor Kraft
Dr. Kraft was in a horrific industrial accident age 17, hospitalized and bedridden 8 months in traction and later a body cast, disabled from work almost 3 years. The Army came along and drafted him despite the protestations from his orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Kraft went through Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Ord, CA, trained to be a heavy equipment operator/truck driver. Somebody in the Army finally acknowledged his medical history and was given a "no combat MOS" (Military Occupational Specialty). Dr. Kraft was sent to Vietnam anyway.
He was assigned to the 403rd Transportation Company, later the 57th Transportation Battalion. This was typical Vietnam. He filled sandbags dawn to dusk. Due to a close encounter with a rocket or mortar, he was left with constant tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hearing loss. Dr. Kraft went to Vietnam as a Private E1, left a Sergeant E5. Even though drafted, he did his job.
Dr. Kraft ended up at Wonder Beach, a U.S. Army logistics and supply base in the I Corps Tactical Zone, on the coast east of Quảng Trị Province, just south of the DMZ. They were used as target practice on a regular basis. If any of you reading this were in Dong Ha or Wonder Beach [also known as Wunder Beach, Utah Beach, and Sunder Beach], please contact Dr. Kraft.
One of the happiest days of his life was leaving Vietnam, April 1969. His injuries contributed to an interest in healthcare. Dr. Kraft was taking undergraduate classes preparing for dental school, but his dentist actually talked him out of it, suggesting chiropractic as a career. This turned out to be a particularly wise choice. Over 30 years of continual chiropractic care and physical therapy has attributed his ability to still be walking. In the interim, Dr. Kraft applied for a service connection for his injuries in 1974; which took almost 36 years (!) but now is with 80% service-connected disability.
When Dr. Kraft is not at the office, he is active outside of it. He enjoys Veterans Affairs and is involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is an avid sailor and boater, having sailed to Hawaii and Mexico and our local Channel Islands multiple times. His family, who suffers the effects of mal de mer, will affect land transportation to meet him at the terminus of his maritime adventures.
What You Need to Know Before Your Appointment
Remember that your eligibility to use the Veterans Choice Program must be verified and any services approved before you can seek care. If you have not yet verified your eligibility, call (866) 606-8198.
Following your approved treatment, we will process the payment on your behalf and ensure that the medical information from your visit is included in your VA health care record. I am looking forward to taking care of you!
I strongly believe in giving back to the veterans’ community. My clinic has been participating with the yearly Stand Downs at the California Army National Guard Armory in Ventura. We have provided chiropractic treatment and multiple truckloads of clothing for homeless veterans. I am a member of Disabled American Veterans and have donated to the Wounded Warrior Program.
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